Saturday, November 3, 2012

As Artemisia

Terry Strickland "Mary Lee as Artemisia Gentileschi" 2011
Terry Strickland is a contemporary figurative painter based in Birmingham, Alabama. For several years she has been engaged on a painting series she calls "the Incognito Project" in which she paints friends and family members dressed up as their alter egoes. An interesting review of the project, The Very Serious Dress-Up Playtime of the Soul, can be read here. Mary Lee is a friend of Strickland who is also an artist and identifies with many qualities exhibited by Artemisia Gentileschi. 

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